Adam Barnett lives in Tulsa, OK with his wife, Andrea, their four children (Gracia, Ellie, Andre and Macy), and their wiener dog, Sassy. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and North Park Theological Seminary, and currently serves as a pastor at Redeemer Church. Adam is passionate about the local church, travel, sports, the outdoors, and beef jerky.

Identity. Independence. Academics. Money. Sex. Alcohol. Relationships. Spirituality. Future. These are some of the issues that are constantly on a college student’s mind. They are all presented in this book. Adam’s humorous approach and honest advice will steer you in the right direction and help you make the most of your college years.


“‘Let’s Be Honest… Are you Really Ready for College?’ is an outstanding book for teens looking to transition smoothly from high school into a university. Adam Barnett does a phenomenal job at laying out clear expectations of what college will look like and how to prepare for it. The transition from high school to college is one of the most influential seasons in a young person’s life. You do not want to miss out on the extraordinary journey this book will lead you on.”

JOE WHITE | President, Kanakuk Kamps

"Adam Barnett has composed a timely and much-needed resource for young people like myself. His message is packed with truth, encouragement, and humor. As you make the transition from high school to college, I highly recommend you read this book. You’ll be glad you did!

SADIE ROBERTSON | Founder, Live Original

“What a MUCH-NEEDED resource! ‘Let’s Be Honest… Are You Really Ready For College?’ is INGENIOUS.  I’ve been in full time youth and young adult ministry for nearly 5 decades now. And repeatedly, as I’m saying my ‘farewells’ to college students before they leave, my heart often questions if we’ve ‘covered all the bases.’ I can’t think of a much more appropriate gift for graduating high school seniors than this newly released book.  Adam Barnett formatted it brilliantly, as well. I recommend this resource to everyone who works with high school seniors or who has a high school student in their life that they genuinely care about.  New books are ‘a dime a dozen’ these days. But this one is in a league of it’s own. Ignore it at your own peril.”

JEANNE MAYO | President, Youth Leader's Coach